Wow. Seven hundred Christian pastors in Kenya have written an open letter to Obama asking him not to push the homosexual agenda during his visit to Kenya because it is against their faith and their culture. Kenya is 82% Christian and homosexuality is currently illegal there. And they intend to keep it that way.
Even politicians have joined in with one saying “we shall tell him to shut up and go home” if he talks about it.
CBN NEWS – Seven hundred Kenyan evangelical pastors have written an open letter asking the president not to come to their country and talk about the gay agenda.
Mark Kariuki is the key architect of that letter. He leads an alliance representing 38,000 churches and 10 million Kenyan Christians.
“We do not want him to come and talk on homosexuality in Kenya or push us to accepting that which is against our faith and culture,” Kariuki said.
Kariuki welcomes the president’s visit but says leave “the gay talk” in America.
“Let him talk about development; let him talk about cooperation; let him talk about the long-time relationship Kenya has had with America,” he said. “But about our beliefs and culture– keep off!”
Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and 37 other African countries. In fact, Kenya’s penal code says any individual “who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” can face 14 years jail time.
Bishop Kariuki said he’ll fight to keep homosexuality a crime in Kenya.
“It is an abomination to God. Kenya is 82 percent Christian. So, as far as our conviction and our faith are concerned it is not a natural thing,” he said.
Top Kenyan politicians are also weighing in.
“God did not create man and woman so that men would marry men and women marry women,” the country’s deputy president is quoted saying.
Another lawmaker warned, “We shall tell him to shut up and go home” if he talks about gay rights.